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Iran's UN Envoy Stresses Sovereignty over Trio of Persian Islands

Iran’s UN Envoy Stresses Sovereignty over Trio of Persian Islands

The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations has reiterated the country’s sovereignty over three Persian Gulf islands, saying those territories have always been and will always remain Iranian.
Iran FM Discusses Persian Gulf Situation in UNSC Speech

Iran FM Discusses Persian Gulf Situation in UNSC Speech

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has delivered a speech to the UN Security Council on the situation in Persian Gulf.
A Basket Fish Trap Made in Southern Iran

Gargoor: A Basket Fish Trap Made in Southern Iran

Gargoor-weaving is one of the popular handicrafts in Bushehr province in southern Iran, as most of the people in the coastal region make ends meet by catching fish.

Iran Opposed to Europe’s Military Presence in Persian Gulf: Araqchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has expressed Iran's opposition to any foreign military presence in the Persian Gulf region, including the presence of European forces.
Iran Rejects UAE Claims, Reasserts Sovereignty over Trio Persian Gulf Islands

Iran Rejects UAE Claims, Reasserts Sovereignty over Trio Persian Gulf Islands

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has dismissed the claims raised by the foreign minister of the UAE on three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf, saying such “groundless” comments would not change anything about Iran’s sovereignty over the trio islands.
Iranian Drones Capture Close Footage of USS Nimitz

Iranian Drones Capture Close Footage of USS Nimitz

Advanced unmanned aerial vehicles operated by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have managed to capture strikingly close footage of a US strike group, led by the USS Nimitz, right before its passage into the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran Warns Americans to Leave Army Maneuver Zone

Iran Warns Americans to Leave Army Maneuver Zone

The Iranian military says it has warned the US to take its drones out of the area in which the army is conducting a military exercise.
Iran’s Army to Stage Massive Exercises in Southern Waters

Iran’s Army to Stage Massive Exercises in Southern Waters

The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran will stage a joint manoeuvre dubbed “Zolfaqar” as of Thursday.
Iran Among World’s Top 5 Military Speedboat Producers

Iran Among World’s Top 5 Military Speedboat Producers

A Defence Ministry official says Iran’s advances in the naval industries have placed the country among the world's top five manufacturers of military speedboats capable of launching missiles.
Iran Officially Announces Termination of UN Arms Embargo

Iran Summons Emirati Envoy to Condemn UAE Killing of Its Fishermen

The chargé d'affaires of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over the UAE coast guard’s move to shoot at a number of Iranian fishing boats and the seizure of one of them in the Persian Gulf on August 17, 2020.